Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Arriving 17 November from writer Adrian Chamberlin and Crystal Lake Publishing, Fairlight
The eternal struggle between light and dark takes a savage new direction: the battlefield is a dilapidated English seaside town and the weapons wielded are humanity’s own children. This new battle for the survival of humanity uncovers monstrous creatures of darkness, deceptive beings of light, and a dimension that can only be accessed by extreme acts of self-harm. Two unwitting adults are drawn into the war. Tony Collins, a widowed man haunted by past traumas who seeks to rescue his daughter, and Karen Tyndall, a troubled schoolteacher wrestling with her ideals in a deprived teaching environment. Both find themselves fighting a sinister alien invasion where humanity’s children are exploited to unleash terror and devastation.
Rachel Collins and Antoinette Penner, the teenage protagonists, forge an uneasy alliance in the disturbing prison they find themselves in, crafting a shield not just against the alien entities but the sinister and all too human forces that aid the invaders. Over a tense three-day timeline, the journeys of these four become a disturbing yet poignant exploration of self, highlighting trials, horrors, and the boundless love between a father and daughter, leading to the ultimate in self-sacrifice for humanity’s salvation. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.
One brooding summer, Nadine Boone pricks herself on a poisonous manchineel tree in the Florida backcountry. Upon self-orgasm, Nadine conjures a witch that she calls Saint Grit. Pitched as Gummo meets The Craft, Saint Grit grows inside of Nadine over three decades, wreaking repulsive havoc on a suspicious cast of characters in a small town known as Sugar Bends. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with physical editions to come soon, you can guarantee your copy here, now.
Limos is the goddess of starvation. Whatever she touch withers and wastes, crumbling to dust. She aids those seeking destruction, plaguing fields with famine and waters with drought. When mortals see her, they yearn. Her opposite, harvest goddess Demeter, makes life flourish wherever she goes. She supplies mortals with fruits and vegetables, piling their tables with sustenance and satisfaction. When mortals see her, they are contented.
Given their opposing natures, The Fates themselves have decreed Limos and Demeter are never to meet, promising only ruin and mutual destruction should they ever unite. But when Demeter arrives at her doorstep, begging for her assistance, Limos can’t help but fall victim to the same yearning her mortal worshippers feel … Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.